Take the Library to Your Child Day
Saturday, February 6, 2021

Join the library on Saturday, February 6, for "Take the Library to Your Child Day." Facebook Live Storytimes, "Take-&-Make" crafts, Book Bundles to check out, and a contest!
Schedule of Events:
FB Live Storytime 11:30 am: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Take-n-Makes: Choice of 3 different bookmarks & a free book
(or take one of each!)
FB Live Storytime 1:30 pm: The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Take a picture of your child doing something library-related: reading a library book, completing a "Take-n-Make," playing with a LaunchPad, or listening to a children’s e-audio book on Overdrive or Libby. Submit the picture with the child’s age via FB Messenger or via email The prize is a Minecraft Lego kit and 4 age-appropriate books.
Do you want to find out more about your family tree? Maybe you want to learn the identity of your ancestors, find out where they lived and what they did for a living? Or maybe you are interested in researching local history?

Join librarian's Kristie and Christine in this introductory webinar and learn how can assist you in your family history journey. Learn how to navigate the site, search for your ancestors in the collections on, and start an online tree to organize your finds. Patrons can now freely access from your personal device at home, using your library card number and PIN. Register at GoToWebinar.
We are excited to announce that the Library Science Kits purchased with a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation are ready for circulation. Every Tuesday at 2:00 pm, you can view a video on Facebook highlighting a different kit and how to use it. You can also view the videos on the library's YouTube channel.

Library Science Kits are intended to support and supplement classroom instruction. All science kits meet various Next Generation Science Standards and bring the library's Makerspace into the community.
Kits ready for check out now are for grades 3rd-5th, and these are Just Add Water, Electricity, Force & Motion, and Simple Machines.
Middle School & High School kits include Optics, Green Energy, Mechanics, Mars Base Camp, and Ion Compound Building Game. These kits will be ready on March 1st. Please contact the library at 716-484-7135 or email for more information.

The library's "Storytime in Our Community" program continued this month with a visit to the Robert H. Jackson Center on February 2; you can watch that video on our Facebook page. President Kristan McMahon showed us Robert H. Jackson's Supreme Court chair and told us a bit about Jackson's life in Chautauqua County and Oliver read a story about Ruby Bridges, an American Civil Rights activist.

On February 9th, Jessica will visit the Fenton History Center to learn about the Underground Railroad in Chautauqua County.

On February 23 at 10:30, Oliver will visit the Chautauqua Blind Association to learn about assistive equipment, such as large magnifiers and closed-circuit TV screens, that the vision-impaired users to read.

On February 24 at 10:30, Joanna will visit the Jamestown Fire Department to learn about fire safety and tour one of its fire trucks! Be sure to tune in!

For the Love of Books!

To find more great materials search the online catalog.

The below suggestions were purchased with a grant from the Holmberg Foundation. Thank you!
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From the Publisher

Un Libro de Elefante y Cerdita

Elephant Gerald and Piggie want to go for a drive, but as Gerald thinks of one thing after another that they will have to take along, they come to realize that they lack the most important thing of all.

Gerald es cuidadoso. Cerdita no lo es.
Geraldo y Cerdita son mejores amigos!
From the Publisher

The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide best seller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.

An unexpected quest. Two worlds at stake. Are you ready?

Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. 

Want to listen to it today? Find it at your Library!
From the Publisher

A bold and original YA graphic novel about one teen’s battle to understand her mental illness—and find her creative genius
Sometimes, the world is too much for Mona Starr. She’s sweet, geeky, and creative, but it’s hard for her to make friends and connect with other people, and her depression seems to take on a vivid, concrete form. She calls it her Matter. 

Want to read it today? Find it in your Library!
Blast from the Past!
This photo is from 1969. How many of you remember the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System's Bookmobile? Share you memories with us via email at or send us a message on Facebook!
Blind Date with a Book!

Take home a mystery book this month! Books are various genres for adults and young adults.
Each package has a vague description of what the book is about, so, if it looks interesting, why not check it out! There will be a rotating selection of books on display at the library, so be sure to stop by and see whats new.
VITA offers tax assistance appointments at the library on Tuesdays and Saturdays. To schedule an appointment, call 2-1-1 or 1-888-696-9211.
For more information visit:
Keeping Each Other Warm Clothesline!

The Prendergast Library is partnering with Keeping Each Other Warm in Jamestown, NY, to place a clothesline outside of the library's Cherry Street entrance. We have a drop-off box in the library. 


Accepted items for donation include:

Adult and Child hats, earmuffs/earbands, mittens/gloves, scarves, and socks.

PLEASE NOTE: we will only accepting ℕ𝔼𝕎 store-bought or handmade items due to COVID precautions.


Thanks to a donation from

Western New York Library Resources Council - WNYLRC, hygiene bags are now available on the clothesline outside of the library. These bags contain items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, pads, and tampons.
Boredom Buster Bundles
In need of inspiration for some fun, screen-free activities?
Check out our "Boredom Buster Bundles"! Pick one up in the children's room and have a blast solving riddles, telling jokes, or reading fun-filled fact books!


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